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Footsteps of Dr. Johnson (Scotland)

Footsteps of Dr. Johnson


Title: Footsteps of Dr. Johnson(Scotland)
Author: George Birkbeck Norman Hill; illustrations by Lancelot Speed
Publisher:  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd., London
Date: 1890


Hardback - 3/4 Leather bound 1st edition

  • Additional Product Information

    In 1773 Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell made their famous journey through the Highlands of Scotland and the Hebrides and it has since become one of the classic Scottish travel books.

    A little more than a century later the author was commissioned to write a book following the footsteps of the famous duo.

    The book includes 22 full page black & white plates, a folding facsimile letter, a folding coloured map detailing Dr Johnson's route and 106 text illustrations.

  • Condition Notes

    In overall good condition with some rubbing and bumping of the leather cover boards - there is a repaired 3x0,5 cm tear in the leather on the reverse board. 

    The inside pages remain bright and clean throughout with tiisue paper present for the image plates and the original detached silk page market present.


    Please check the images associated with this Book to gain a clear insight into the book's condition and if you require further details please send an email enquiry.


    If you have an interest in this work we would recommend an online viewing and to contact us to arrange an appointment.

  • Provenance

    Previously from the library of John Lorne Stewart - see book plate on inside front end paper.

  • Shipping Information

    This is a large book with a total the weight 3.250 kg. Due to the value and weight of this edition, additional shipping costs may well be requested if shipping to a non UK Destination.

    Please contact us if you are interested in this edition and require further costs regarding shipping. 

    For the UK the total cost will be £12.00 via next working day Courier.

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